Can two Russian companies have identical names?

According to art.1474 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation a legal entity is not allowed to use the firm-name which is identical with the firm-name of another legal entity or similar to it up to confusion, if the indicated legal entities realize similar kinds of activity and firm-name of the second legal entity was included into the Unified State Register of legal entities before the firm-name of the first legal entity.

The legal entity that violated this norm is obliged at the request of the right holder to cease the usage of firm-name that is identical with the firm-name of the right holder or similar to it up to confusion, in respect of activity categories which are analogous to activity categories, realized by the right holder, and to reimburse the right holder for incurred losses.

©Professional consultation of the “RosCo” company

Date of foundation
company «ROSCO»
Membership in professional organizations:
SRO NP «Audit Chamber of Russia»
(Certificate No 1809 dated 28.12.2009)
Chamber of Tax
(Certificate No 78)
NP «Partnership of RSE»
(Russian Society of Evaluators)
Membership in public association:
Moscow Chamber
of Commerce and Industry
(Certificate No 123-973 dated 21.12.2009)
Partnership of Turkish Entrepreneurs (RTIB)
(as per the results of 2009 -
is included in the register of reliable enterprises of Moscow
Certificates of conformity:
Certificate of conformity to the requirements of GOST R ISO 9001-2008 (ISO 9001:2008)
is insured